Paul Cornoyer (1864-1923) was an American painter known for his New York City urban and park scenes. Early in his career, he worked in the Barbizon mode, and in the 1890s, his style transitioned towards Impressionism and Tonalism in his landscape and cityscape depictions. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, he studied at the School of Fine Arts there in 1881 and continued his studies at the Academie Julien in Paris. He later established a studio in New York City, where his aesthetic aligned with the Ash Can School. He was awarded the Associate American Academician title in 1909. The artist exhibited at numerous institutions, including Paris American Associated Artists, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Corcoran Gallery.